[section_title title=Introduction]Introduction

Cooler Master have over two decades worth of experience in the component and IT industry and have absolutely no plans to slow down, in fact quite the contrary.  This particular Taiwan based company (they also have a base in the Netherlands) have also been taking the “gaming” market by storm; ironically with their CM Storm brand.  We have of course featured many products from Cooler Master over the past year but today I have something I am very excited about seeing!

Cooler Master have some of the most popular case ranges to date such as the HAF (High air flow) range and also the legendary CM 690 series of which today I will be taking a look at the third iteration, the Cooler Master 690 III ATX chassis.  Now this particular chassis retails for around £75-85 (depending on where you purchase it) and has native water cooling support for up to 2 x 240mm radiators; fantastic right?  It also features support for ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards and comes in an all-black finish.

Ok that is enough of me rambling on, let’s get on with the review and take a look at the specifications…

What Cooler Master has to say about the CM690 III:

CM 690 III is a revolutionary update to the popular CM 690 II mid-towers. The exterior retains the curved metal mesh look the series is known for. The interior has been completely updated – the HDD/SSD combo cage can be switched between 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drives by adjustable trays without any screw. There’s enough room for a 240mm liquid cooling radiator at the top or front, 120mm in the rear and supports up to 9 fans, including 3 large 200mm fans for extreme airflow. And cleaning is hassle free thanks to the multiple dust filters at the bottom, top, and front.


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